• How a North Korean Defector Achieves His Dreams after Resettlement

    August 29, 2019

    Sang Hoon never had a place to call his own in North Korea, often spending his nights in the homes of his friends and relatives. His thoughts regularly drifted to faraway...

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  • Yoon Ha's Story: Part 3 – Making it to South Korea

    March 16, 2017

    This is the third part of a three-part story. Read part one about the hardships Yoon Ha experienced growing up in North Korea, and part two about being trafficked in Chin...

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  • Yoon Ha's Story: Part 2 – Life in China

    March 14, 2017

    This is the second part of a three-part story. Read part one about the hardships Yoon Ha experienced growing up in North Korea that led her to escape. Part three follows ...

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  • Yoon Ha's Story: Part 1 – Life in North Korea

    March 9, 2017

    Yoon Ha resettled to South Korea through LiNK’s network about a year ago. She recently shared her story with us. This is part one of three. Continue to part two. When I...

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  • Holly & Mia: North Korean mother and daughter

    November 23, 2016

    “When I was young, my mom took me to go see a fortune teller. The fortune teller stared quite forcefully into my eyes, then said that she couldn’t see me—th...

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  • Interview with Charles – North Korean Student at Coding Dojo

    November 21, 2016

    Charles escaped from North Korea and made the dangerous journey to safety without the help of a rescue.  He resettled to the US in 2012, completing high school and soon ...

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  • Meet Charles – A North Korean Living in the United States

    November 21, 2016

    Charles escaped from North Korea and made the dangerous journey through China without the help of a rescue network. We met Charles after he resettled in the United States...

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  • North Korean Refugee Stories: Meet Jo Il

    October 30, 2015

    In most societies, people think that having a large HD-TV is a sign of wealth and is highly desired. This is not the case in North Korea. In Jo Il’s hometown, and other...

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  • New Realizations: An Interview with Hae Ri

    October 15, 2015

    Hae Ri escaped from North Korea out of fear that she would be sent to a political prison camp for watching South Korean TV shows after it happened to her friend's family....

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  • A Reason to Live: An Interview with Hae Sun

    July 14, 2015

    Hae Sun was rescued while hiding in China in 2013. Now safely resettled in South Korea, she attends a two-year college as a business/Chinese major and she just finished h...

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